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Stonewall Inn

The Stonewall Inn shortened to Stonewall, is a gay bar and recreational tavern in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City, the site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. The original Inn, which operated between 1967 and 1969, was located at 51–53 Christopher Street, between West 4th Street and Waverly Place; the Stonewall Inn in New York went out of business shortly after the uprising and was leased as two separate spaces to a number of different businesses over the years. A bar named Stonewall operated out of 51 Christopher Street in 1987–1989. None of the original Stonewall Inn’s interior finishes remain. In 1990, 53 Christopher Street was leased to a new bar named New Jimmy’s at Stonewall Place and about a year the bar’s owner changed the name to Stonewall; the current management bought the bar in 2006 and have operated it as the Stonewall Inn since.

The buildings at 51 and 53 Christopher Street are owned. The buildings are both part of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission's Greenwich Village Historic District, designated in April 1969; the buildings and/or the surrounding area have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2000. They were the first LGBTQ-associated properties listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and were the first LGBTQ National Historic Landmarks. On June 23, 2015, the Stonewall Inn was the first landmark in New York City to be recognized by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on the basis of its status in LGBT history, on June 24, 2016, the Stonewall National Monument was named the first U. S. National Monument dedicated to the LGBTQ-rights movement. Stonewall 50 – WorldPride NYC 2019 was the largest international Pride celebration in history, produced by Heritage of Pride and enhanced through a partnership with the I ❤ NY program's LGBT division, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, with 150,000 participants and five million spectators attending in Manhattan alone.

In 1930, the Stonewall Inn, sometimes known as Bonnie’s Stonewall Inn in honor of its proprietor Vincent Bonavia, opened at 91 Seventh Avenue South. Purportedly a tearoom, a restaurant serving light meals and non-alcoholic beverages, it was in fact a speakeasy, raided by prohibition agents in December 1930, along with several other Village nightspots. In 1934, a year after the end of Prohibition, Bonavia relocated to 51-53 Christopher Street, where a large vertical sign was installed with the name “Bonnie’s Stonewall Inn.” The two storefronts at 51-53 Christopher Street were constructed as stables in the mid-19th century. In 1930, the buildings were combined with one facade to house a bakery. Bonnie's Stonewall Inn operated as a bar and restaurant until 1964, when the interior was destroyed by fire. In 1966, three members of the Mafia invested in the Stonewall Inn, it had been a restaurant and a nightclub for heterosexuals. The Mafia believed that a business catering to the otherwise shunned gay community might well turn a profit, as they served watered-down alcohol and demanded regular payoffs for "protection".

It was common for the Mafia to blackmail closeted wealthy patrons. The Stonewall became a popular gay bar because it had jukebox. While police raids were common, it was one of the only bars in the city where couples could slow dance together. Once a week a police officer would collect envelopes of cash as a payoff. Though the bar was not used for prostitution, drug sales and other "cash transactions" took place. Many bars kept extra liquor in a secret panel behind the bar, or in a car down the block, to facilitate resuming business as as possible if the alcohol was seized in a raid. Bar management knew about raids beforehand due to police tip-offs, raids occurred early enough in the evening that business could continue after the police had finished. In late 1969, a few months after the rebellion that started on June 28 of that year, the Stonewall Inn closed; the Stonewall riots were a series of violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich neighborhood of New York City.

Around 1:20 a.m. Seymour Pine of the New York City Vice Squad Public Morals Division and four other officers joined forces with two male and two female undercover police officers who were stationed inside the bar, the lights on the dance floor flashed, signaling their arrival. However, the raid did not go as planned; because the patrol wagons responsible for transporting the arrested patrons and the alcohol from the bar took longer than expected, a crowd of released patrons and by-standers began to grow outside of the Inn. The crowd swelled. Writer David Carter notes that the police officers became so afraid of the crowd that they refused to leave the bar for forty-five minutes; the last straw came when a scuffle broke out when a woman in handcuffs was escorted from the door of the bar to the waiting police wagon several times. She escaped and fought with four of the police and shouting, for about ten minutes. Bystanders recalled that the woman identified as Stormé DeLarverie, sparked the crowd to fight when she looke


Calgary-Hays is a provincial electoral district mandated to return one member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada using the first past the post method of voting. The riding was formed in 2004, carved out of the Calgary-Shaw electoral district; the district is named after former Calgary mayor and Canadian Senator Harry Hays who represented the electoral district of Calgary South as a Member of Parliament. In its present boundaries the electoral district covers the deep southeast corner of Calgary and includes the neighbourhoods of McKenzie Lake, McKenzie Towne, Quarry Park, Douglas Glen, Douglasdale; the electoral district was created in the 2003 boundary redistribution from Calgary-Shaw. The 2010 boundary redistribution split the riding in half to form most of Calgary-South East due to significant growth of new communities in the southeast quadrant of Calgary; the electoral district was created in the boundary redistribution of 2004 out of Calgary-Shaw after that electoral district became one of the most populated electoral districts in Alberta.

The first election held in the district in 2004 saw Progressive Conservative candidate Arthur Johnston win the election with a landslide majority taking nearly 64% of the popular vote while the second place candidate trailed far behind with just 22%. Johnston stood for re-election in the 2008 provincial election, he won a higher popular vote but his percentage of victory dropped as the Liberal and Wildrose Alliance candidates made gains. However Johnston held the district with 55% of the popular vote. Johnston announced his retirement as incumbent after being defeated twice for the Progressive Conservative nomination in Calgary-Hays and in the new electoral district of Calgary-South East. In 2012, PC Candidate Ric McIver defeated Wayne Anderson, contender for the Wild Rose Party, to become the second representative for the Hays district since its creation. Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot Electoral Divisions Act 2003 Riding Map for Calgary Hays Calgary Hays Demographics Website of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Archibald Dixon

Archibald Dixon was a U. S. Senator from Kentucky, he represented the Whig Party in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly, was elected the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1844, serving under Governor William Owsley. In 1851, the Whigs nominated him for governor, but he lost to Lazarus W. Powell, his former law partner. Dixon represented Henderson County at the Kentucky constitutional convention of 1849. In this capacity, he ensured that strong protections of slave property were included in the Kentucky Constitution of 1850; the General Assembly chose Dixon to fill the unexpired Senate term of Henry Clay. He served from September 1, 1852, to March 3, 1855, did not stand for re-election. During his short tenure, Dixon's major accomplishment was convincing Stephen Douglas to include language in the Kansas–Nebraska Act that explicitly repealed the Missouri Compromise's prohibition on slavery north of latitude 36°30'. Despite his pro-slavery views, Dixon was loyal to the Union during the Civil War.

He represented his county and his state in a number of failed conventions that sought to resolve the upcoming conflict before it began. In 1864, he joined Kentucky governor Thomas E. Bramlette in an audience with President Abraham Lincoln protesting the recruitment of former slaves as Union soldiers in Kentucky. Dixon died on April 23, 1876. Archibald Dixon was born near Red House, Caswell County, North Carolina on April 2, 1802, he was the son of Rebecca Hart Dixon. Both Dixon's father and grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War, the former enlisting at the age of sixteen, his grandfather, Colonel Henry Dixon, was commended by "Light Horse Harry" Lee for his service at the Battle of Camden. He was killed at the Battle of Eutaw Springs. In 1805, Captain Dixon moved the family to Henderson, Kentucky. Archibald Dixon attended the common schools of Henderson. In 1822, he began to study law in the office of James Hillyer, he was admitted to the bar in 1824, commenced practice in Henderson. He became well known as a skilled defense attorney and was employed in a number of cases in Kentucky and Indiana.

In 1834, Dixon married Elizabeth R. Cabell. One of these was second wife of future Kentucky governor John Y. Brown. Another daughter, Susan Bell Dixon, married Cuthbert Powell, a U. S. Representative from Virginia. One son, was elected a state senator in Kentucky, while another, became a respected doctor in Henderson. Elizabeth Cabell Dixon died in 1852. On October 29, 1853, Dixon married Susan Peachy Bullitt. Bullitt was the paternal granddaughter of Alexander Scott Bullitt, the first lieutenant governor of Kentucky, the maternal granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Walker, the first surveyor in the state of Kentucky. Dixon and Bullitt had additional children. Dixon was elected to represent Henderson County in the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1830, he served three consecutive one-year terms, leaving the House in 1833. Following this, he returned in 1835, partnered with Lazarus W. Powell. From 1836 to 1840, he represented Henderson and Hopkins counties in the Kentucky Senate; the next year, he returned to the Kentucky House, serving from 1841 to 1843.

In 1844, Dixon was chosen as the Whig nominee for lieutenant governor on a ticket with William Owsley. Dixon defeated William S. Pilcher, by more than 11,000 votes. At the expiration of his term, the Whig party considered nominating Dixon for governor, but instead chose the more experienced John J. Crittenden, who defeated Dixon's former law partner, Lazarus Powell; the voters of Henderson County chose Dixon to represent them at the state constitutional convention of 1849. The Whigs nominated him to chair the convention, but he lost to the Democratic nominee James Guthrie by a vote of 50 to 43. A large slaveholder, Dixon introduced numerous measures to protect the rights of slaveholders in the new constitution. Among them were assertions that slave property was just as inviolable as any other property, that the rights of property were above constitutional sanction, that absolute power over property cannot exist in a republic. Though some of these ideas were challenged, all found their way into the Kentucky Constitution of 1850.

The Whigs nominated Dixon for governor in 1851. The Democrats countered with Lazarus Powell. Still friends from their earlier days as law partners, the two traveled together during the campaign. Cassius Marcellus Clay entered the contest, representing the emancipationist wing of the Whig Party. Clay drew about 6,000 votes from Whigs, Powell won the election by a small majority. On December 17, 1851, Henry Clay submitted a letter of resignation of his seat in the U. S. Senate, to be effective September 1 of the following year. Clay's announcement came; this was intentional. The majority of the Assembly was Whig, Clay knew that if he resigned while the Assembly was in session, the majority would elect a Whig to be his successor. By contrast, if he had waited until September 1 to announce his resignation the Assembly would have closed its session, Governor Powell, a Democrat, would appoint a temporary successor until the legislature convened again two years later; the Assembly acted according to Clay's plans.

By a vote of 71–58, they chose Dixon over Democrat James Guthrie to assume Clay's seat effective September 1. However, Clay died on June 29, 1852; because Dixon's commission stipulated an effective date of September 1, Governor Powell proceeded to name Clay's successor for the period until September 1. He chose Democrat David Meriwether, who served those two mon

The Ugliest Girl in Town

The Ugliest Girl in Town is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC. It ran from September 26, 1968, to January 30, 1969. Timothy Blair is a Hollywood talent agent, he falls in love with Julie Renfield, a British actress, visiting the United States to do a movie. After the movie is finished, she returns to England. To help his brother Gene complete a photography assignment, Timothy dresses as a hippie and poses for a photo shoot; the photos are sent to a modeling agent in England. He offers "her" a job. Knowing this would be the only chance to go to Great Britain and be with Julie, Timothy accepts and dubs himself "Timmie". Timothy has two weeks of vacation to spend as much time with Julie as he can, but when he is about to leave with his brother, Gene loses £11,000 gambling. This, coupled with the fact that the talent agent discovers the brothers' ruse and demands to recoup his investment, means Timothy has to continue being Timmie for a while longer. Although the series was bought by ITV for British airings, it was never screened in the London area despite the series being both set and filmed there.

The series theme song, written by Howard Greenfield and Helen Miller and produced by Bill Traut, was recorded by New York City trio the Will-O-Bees and released as a single by SGC Records. In 2002, TV Guide ranked the series number 18 on its "50 Worst TV Shows of All Time" list. Peter Kastner – Timothy Blair Patricia Brake – Julie Renfield Gary Marshal – Gene Blair Jenny Till – Sandra Wolston Nicholas ParsonsDavid Courtney The Ugliest Girl in Town on IMDb

Firaaq (TV series)

Firaaq is a 2014 Pakistani family drama television serial. The serial is written by Mustafa Afridi and produced by Momina Duraid. Uzma Gillani, Syed Mazhar Ali, Mohib Mirza, Sanam Saeed, Junaid Khan, Noor Hassan Rizvi, Hira Saleem and Cybil Chaudhry plays the lead roles. Set in America, it follows the life of a broken family lives in Panama City and Paiman who struggles to live at her own wills despite of boundaries by her mother. On 14 December 2014, Firaaq began airing on Sundays at 8 pm – 10:20 pm instead of on Saturdays at 8 pm – 9:10 pm, its last episode aired on 28 December 2014 at 8 pm. The plot revolves around story of a broken Pakistani American family settled in Florida, United States; the story is about Paimaan, Rumi, Sarah and Hareem. Paimaan and Shams are siblings, their father had died when they were young. Their mother whom they call "Maa Jee" marries Haider. At 10 years old, Shams leaves the home in anger. Years pass, Paimaan grows up into a mature and depressed girl due to her mother's behavior.

Her mother is strict and do not allow her to go anywhere as she thinks that the atmosphere of America will spoil her, but her stepfather is friendly with her, understands her problems, advises her to move out. This makes her mother angry. On the other hand, Shams has married Sarah. Sarah is an orphan and she and Shams love each other, but before they marry Shams puts a condition that he does not want a child. Sarah agrees, she meets other. When Shams realises this,he takes Paimaan with him to his house. Following are list of main cast of drama serial: Principal Cast Special Mention The serial was shot in Panama City, Florida, in the United States, with some portion taking place in Pakistan. Production and shooting began between June. Principal photography finished in mid-August, with other editing processes; the first teaser trailer was released on 24 August 2014, OST of the drama serial was released on 29 August 2014. This is the second serial of Hum Television that shot in same place outside of country, as first being was Vasl.

This is second appearance of Junaid and Sanam together after Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu, where he plays Sanam's abusive husband. Model turned actress, Cybil mark his debut in acting by this serial. Veteran actor Syed Mazhar Ali returns to TV after massive heart attack and Uzma Gellani appears on Hum TV after long time; the Theme song of Firaaq is its original soundtrack, written by Azal Band and Abis Raza the director of serial, composed by Shebi. The music is a label of Momina Duraid Productions; the song is sung by Razab Ali. All lyrics are written by ABis Raza. List of Pakistani actresses List of Pakistani actors List of Pakistani television serials Official websiteOfficial Website Official Website Firaaq on Facebook Hum TV's official Youtube Firaaq at DailymotionOther resourcesFiraaq on HUMNetwork

Inside Fighting China

Inside Fighting China is a 1941 22-minute Canadian short documentary film produced by the National Film Board of Canada for distribution by United Artists, as part of the wartime The World in Action series. The film documents China's resistance to Japan's invasion during the Second World War. Inside Fighting China is directed by Stuart Legg, narrated by Lorne Greene; the film's French version title is La Chine. In 1931, while the United States and the United Kingdom are mored in the Great Depression and consumed with domestic strife, Japanese territorial ambitions on China have not provoked international attention. With their diplomats extolling a new East Asian empire, Japan began a campaign to brutally subjugate China. Following the Mukden Incident and the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, China's call for an investigation of war crimes, resulted in the League of Nations probing the use of poison gas and "liquid fire" by Japan; the international body did not intervene to end the Japanese aggression, allowing Japan as an occupying force to exploit the raw material resources of the region.

Manchuria was only the first "stepping stone" in Japan's plans, with the conquest of China leading to future aspirations on Burma and India. By 1937, plans were in place for a rapid three-month campaign that would collapse any Chinese resistance; the Japanese scored major victories, such as the Battle of Shanghai, overrunning the Chinese capital of Nanking. China began to react to the Japanese invasion with individuals rallying behind the Communist and Nationalist groups that had once been vying for power. In political rallies, at schools in the fields, ordinary Chinese were coming together not only to stem the tide of Japanese attacks but to address the economic and social needs that have bedevilled China. "... people still needed to learn how to conquer poverty, promote the well being of people and labour for the common good." After failing to stop the Japanese in Wuhan, the Chinese central government was relocated to Chongqing in the Chinese interior. By 1939, Chinese victories in Changsha and Guangxi continued to put pressure on the beleaguered Chinese military.

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, brought the United States into the global conflict on the side of the British Empire. With Western allies reacting to the Japanese threat in the Far East, war matériel was shipped to China. Other nations, including Canada, trained Chinese airmen. Facing a new Chinese resolve, despite the Japanese victories and incursions deep into the interior territories, the stretched lines of the occupying forces resulted in the war in China deteriorating into an impasse. Typical of the NFB's Second World War documentary short films in The World in Action series, Inside Fighting China was made in cooperation with the Director of Public Information, Herbert Lash; the film was created as a morale boosting propaganda film. Inside Fighting China was a compilation documentary that relied on newsreel material, edited by Stuart Legg to provide a coherent story; the deep baritone voice of stage actor Lorne Greene was featured in the narration of Inside Fighting China. Greene, known for his work on both radio broadcasts as a news announcer at CBC as well as narrating many of the Canada Carries On series.

His sonorous recitation led to his nickname, "The Voice of Canada", to some observers, the "voice-of-God". When reading grim battle statistics or narrating a serious topic, he was known as "The Voice of Doom". Inside Fighting China was produced in 35 mm for the theatrical market. To ensure that Canadians from coast-to-coast could see them, each film was shown over a six-month period as part of the shorts or newsreel segments in 800 theatres across Canada. After the success of Warclouds in the Pacific, the NFB was able to make a further arrangement with United Artists for additional titles to be distributed in the United States. After the six-month theatrical tour ended, individual films were made available on 16 mm to schools, libraries and factories, extending the life of these films for another year or two, they were made available to film libraries operated by university and provincial authorities. A total of 199 films were produced before the series was canceled in 1959. Historian Malek Khouri, in analyzing Inside Fighting China and the role of propaganda in the NFB wartime documentaries, said.

"During the early years of the NFB, its creative output was informed by the turbulent political and social climate the world was facing. World War II, unemployment, the role of labour unions, working conditions were all subjects featured by the NFB during the period from 1939 to 1946". Khouri further stated: "unity between people from different political viewpoints is essential for defeating fascism and other forms of oppression; such unity is crucial for building a better and more prosperous future. Sending home a familiar message on the need to overcome political differences, Legg cites the example of the Popular Front in China, where Nationalists and Communists joined together in the resistance against the Japanese invasion in the late 1930s.... earlier western governments' ignoring of economic and social problems also led them to ignoring the growing menace of fascism which fed on social instability and lack of equitable social systems. The film condemns the inaction of western governments in relation to the pre-war Japanese invasion of China.

In a phraseology that echoes those used in statements by leaders of Communist and Popular Front movements in Canada and around the world, the film affirms that to counter all kinds of oppression people need to'organize and unite'." Inside Fighting China was nominated for an Academy Award for Best